Local Beaches Guide

If you love being near the water you’re gonna love Port Stephens... there’s a lot to love!

Little Beach Nelson Bay

Water, water everywhere... You could be forgiven for thinking you’re in the Seychelles as you splash in the crystal clear waters of stunning Shoal Bay.

Sunrise at a deserted Zenith Beach with the perfect wave; picnicking at Little Beach while the kids jump off the jetty; snorkelling at Fly Point and discovering an underwater wonderland; or kayaking on water as still as glass... 

With 26 beautiful beaches to choose from you'll never be short of a place to swim, surf, walk or just relax in Port Stephens. 
We literally have a beach for all occasions. Just minutes from all our parks we have some of the more spectacular beaches in the area.

Fingal Bay Beach

Perfect for everyone, patrolled with calm water in the corner near the rocks and surf further up the beach.  Enjoy the facilities of the Surf Club and cafe.  Dog friendly area on the reserve. 

Samurai Beach 

4WD access only along Samurai Beach 4WD Track which is adjacent to Port Stephens Treescape at One Mile.
Please note that this is a designated free beach (clothing optional) by NSW Government but is shared by a mix of all users, surfers, swimmers, families. This beach is NOT patrolled so please take care when swimming. You can also walk across the rocks to the patrolled One Mile Beach for a safe swim, this is a very popular beach during Summer. 

One Mile Beach 

One Mile Beach is patrolled please swim between the flags, there's plenty of room for surfing and sunbathing. There is also a kiosk, showers and toilets here.

Boat Harbour 

If you are looking for a calm water beach then why not try Boar Harbour Beach. Its a lovely calm bay great for the little ones. Limited parking but has showers and toilet block and a kiddies play area.

Birubi & Stockton Beach, Anna Bay

Without doubt the most spectacular of the Port Stephens beaches and only 10/15 minutes drive from Port Stephens Beachside Holiday Parks. Here you'll find the gateway to the dunes,where you can pick up a sand dune tour, camel or horse ride. A rocky headland with views across the 32km of Stockton Sand dunes you can enjoy lunch and a coffee at the licensed Crest at Birubi, this is also a great place for whale watching during the winter.
The rocky end of Birubi Beach has calmer waters and rock pools which are great for a relaxing swim and to explore. This is an excellent spot for snorkelling too. There is a skate board parks situated here and a fresh water shower.
The main Stockton Beach runs on from Birubi and is patrolled during the summer season and is a haven for surfers and swimmers alike. This beach can get rough and care needs to be taken to swim between the flags. 

Find out about 4W Driving on Stockton Beach.

Inner Bay Beaches 

For those of you not wanting the thrill of the waves can we suggest you try some of the calmer beaches in the Bay - Dutchmans Bay, Wanda Beach, Shoal Bay, Little Beach, Bagnalls Beach (Dog Friendly no restrictions on hours) are the more popular ones or you could venture over to Taylors Beach to enjoy a peaceful beach without the crowds. 

Find out more about the 26 Port Stephens beaches.

Birubi Beach Anna Bay